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Welcome to the monthly e-mail newsletter of the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!

Jan. 2009-Issue 10

 

 yes on 66 and 67

 

VOTE YES ON MEASURES 66 AND 67!

The Oregon Sierra Club is supporting Measures 66 & 67 during the January 26 special election.

You should have recently received your ballot. Because of Oregon’s vote-by-mail system, it makes sense to complete and mail in your election ballot early … and avoid all those annoying phone calls! So, vote YES, and return your ballot today!

Show your support by voting early and signing up to help out with the Sierra Club’s efforts to pass Measures 66 & 67. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to go door to door on Monday, January 18, and phonebanks are happening nightly. Click here to volunteer!

Find out why the Sierra Club and a large coalition of environmental groups are urging you to Vote YES on Measures 66 & 67.


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VOICE YOUR CONCERN ABOUT THE LNG PIPELINE BILL!

The Oregon State Senate is discussing a bill that would threaten Oregon's farms, forests and rivers by fast-tracking state issued removal-fill permits for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) pipelines.

Let your Legislators know that you oppose fast-tracking LNG pipelines!


 Salmonberry River

SPEAK UP FOR OUR STATE FORESTS!

In January, the battle to protect our critical state forests heats up!
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is taking public comment on proposed changes to the Forest Management Plans for Northwest and Southwest Oregon.

The proposed changes severely weaken environmental protections
and the Oregon Sierra Club urges you to speak out and provide comments by the January 29 deadline. We are asking the ODF to:

  • Increase, not reduce, the amount of older forests on state lands;
  • Permanently protect areas that provide critical salmon and wildlife habitat; and
  • Make serious efforts to recover threatened and endangered fish and wildlife.

Click here to send your message to the ODF!  To get involved in our efforts to protect the state forests and sign up to attend public hearings in late January on these issues, please e-mail Jeff Hickman.


Tell the PUC "No More Coal!"

30 MORE YEARS OF COAL IN OREGON?

Betty Kaplan, a Sierra Club activist and grandmother of Zachary, will do anything it takes to protect her family's future. She writes, "From polluting the air to worsening global warming, coal is a threat to my family's health and Oregon's future. I know this is one of the most important actions I can take to better the future of my grandson."

Early this year, the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) will make a critical decision about Oregon's only coal plant and the next 30 years of our energy future. The only way we can beat dirty coal in Oregon is if we work together and speak up before the PUC Commissioners make their decision. Click here to join activists across the state who are sending letters and emails to the PUC to demand a clean energy future for Oregon.

Click here to learn more about the Oregon Beyond Coal Campaign.  E-mail Cesia Kearns or Robin Everett to get involved!


Donate to the Oregon Chapter Today!

A NEW EXCITING WAY TO HELP US OUT!

Did you know that it costs the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter about $2,000 a month to keep the doors open?  
This includes expenses critical to our success - like office rent, utilities, and telephones.

In the next six months, we're hoping to convince 200 committed Sierra Club supporters like you to contribute just $10 or more each month to help us cover these important expenses. It's easier than ever to give a monthly, sustaining gift to the Oregon Sierra Club! Your ongoing donations ensure a continuing source of funds throughout the year and make a huge difference in our ability to continue the work that we do.  Click here to make a monthly contribution to the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!

Don't like monthly gifts? Don't worry, you can still contribute the old-fashioned way too! 
Give easily online and 100% of your donation will be spent here in Oregon to protect our air, water, and precious public lands.

 
Check out our events, activities, and take actions.
 

GET OUTDOORS!
Winter is here, but it's not too late to get outside and enjoy Oregon's environment (and maybe even learn more about how you can get involved with the Oregon Sierra Club!)
 Check out our outings calendar to see a list of activities in your area!

WIDLIFE PHOTOS!
Join us on Thursday, January 21st at the Sierra Club office in Portland as we welcome wildlife photographer Daniel Fox to share remarks about his "Wild Image" project and show a slideshow of his work. Doors open at 6:30 for a potluck dinner and the program begins at 7pm.  For more information, e-mail Christine Lewis.

 

  

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The Sierra Club is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots organization for a reason -- our volunteers are an integral part of everything we do!  Whether you're interested in attending a meeting, tabling at an event, analyzing policy, helping us fundraise, or lending your handy skills around the office, there's a place for you! Click here to read about a few things we're looking for some specific help with right now

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